The results of the Wichita Falls alley dumpsters versus curbside roll-outs survey are in, and the winner is the dumpsters.
During this year's budget meetings, city leaders had decided to convert the city's remaining dumpsters to curbside roll-out bins to save money. The curbside collection would have also meant a two dollar and eighty cent reduction in the monthly bill for residents.
But in October after many residents opposed the conversion, city councilors decided to let the customers choose between keeping the dumpsters or going to roll-outs with a cheaper bill.
Of the more than 10,000 surveys delivered, just over 50% were mailed back. Of the total surveys delivered, 35% were returned in favor of dumpsters and 17% for the roll-outs. The roll-outs did not win a majority in any of the city's five districts.
On Tuesday, city councilors will vote on a resolution to increase alley dumpster service from $16.75 a month to $19.55. The curbside rate would remain at $13.95.